Posts Tagged ‘Afro House’

MAN 101 Freak De L´Afrique “Mama Eh”

Monday, August 28th, 2017
MAN 101 Freak De L´Afrique "Mama Eh"

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Berlin, the capital of Germany, has birthed a new sound: Berlin Afro House. Yes, you wouldn´t associate the techno focussed city with an African diasporic community nor with the rhythmical magic tracks that currently emerge from countries such as Angola, South Africa or Mozambique. Yet, a small but very well connected group of DJs and party promoters recently put Berlin on the international Afro House map.

With their monthly party-series such as “The Afro House Experience” or “Black Paper” the Berlin based DJs Mista Wallizz and Cambel Nomi have created a unique set of club nights that focus on the current club sounds emerging from across Africa that re-define the club sound of Berlin. Not being satisfied with their successful nights and increasing international DJ bookings, Wallizz and Cambel decided to start their own artist project and called it Freak de l´Afrique (The freak from Africa). The debut single is here now, and it´s called “Mama Eh”. In this club banger you hear the best of Afro House clashing with the melodies of UK grime and the grumpy attitude for which Berlin has become internationally known.

Cambel and Wallizz travel regularly to Luanda, a global capital for Afro House Music, and recently they also shot the video for “Mama eh” there together with the local dance community.

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FREAK DE L´AFRIQUE

Of course “Mama Eh” is released on Man Recordings, Berlin´s only record label championing club sounds from the Southern hemisphere for more than a decade. Two remixes accompany the single release. First up is Jowaa from Accra in Ghana, the producer and DJ team consisting of Benjamin Lebrave of Akwaabaa Records and Accra allround talent Gafacci. The second remix dives into deep Afro house with X-Trio from Luanda, Angola who smoothed out the in your face sound of the original into tribal territories. A stunning debut track plus two hot remixes – Freak De L´Afrique are here to stay!

DJ support by Toddla T, Branko, Feadz, Poirier, Popoulous, JSTJR and many more!

FREAK DE L´AFRIQUE “MAMA EH”

Friday, July 21st, 2017
FREAK DE L´AFRIQUE "MAMA EH"

SAMITO “I SAW YOU” FT. MABIKA

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
SAMITO "I SAW YOU" FT. MABIKA

MAN 095 DANIEL HAAKSMAN “AFRICAN FABRICS REMIXES”

Friday, July 29th, 2016
MAN 095 DANIEL HAAKSMAN "AFRICAN FABRICS REMIXES"

Man 095 Artwork

It´s been a bit more than four months since Daniel Haaksman´s “African Fabrics” album has been released and it has become a success story. “African Fabrics” was nominated for a German Music Critic prize, was praised on leading media outlets such as SPIN, NPR, XLR8R, Der Spiegel, NZZ, Songlines Magazine and Goethe Institute Podcast amongst others and has been played by countless club and radio DJs around the world.

The accompanying single releases “Sabado”, “Rename The Streets” and “Akabongi” received remix and video treatments, now the other tracks of the albums have been reworked. The result is “African Fabrics Remixes”, which presents a trans world cast of amazing remixers.

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DANIEL HAAKSMAN

First off is South African Mo Laudi with an Afro house rendering of “Akabongi”. It´s followed by three remixes featuring the hot new Lisbon sound, starting with 2Pekes, a member of the infamous DZC Deejays crew who remixed “Sembène” in Euro kuduro fashion. Izem, also based in Lisbon, put “Kaggua” ft. Tshila on a broken beat turf. Man of the moment Dotorado is featured with his Kuduro house version of “Rename The Streets”. UK´s freestyle bass dons LV revisit “Sabado” with a London carnival mood. Then there´s São Paulo´s hot new beat talent Bad $ista who samba-funked up “Black Coffee” ft. Dama Do Bling. Another Lisbon remix contribution is by legendary Portuguese kuduro don DJ NK remaking “Xinguila” ft. Throes + The Shine in a raved up kuduro smasher. Swedish bass maestro Dance, Kill, Move tamed the original footwork monster “Aho” to a tarraxo influenced half timer. Probably the heaviest remix on “African Fabrics Remixes” is by São Paulo´s ambassador of low end schlepp beats, Cybass, who put “Afrika” ft. Tony Amado ft. Alcinda Gueraneh into madness territories. Durban´s Gqom kingpins Rudeboyz added a weighty groove to the Mbira infused “Raindrops” track, turning it into a club ready track. And finally, New Zealands Afro popster Weird Together remade “Querido” ft. Bulldozer with a UK funky inspired mood.

And there you have it, “African Fabrics Remixes”, featuring eleven diverse and club-friendly remixes that will put “African Fabrics” in further and more varied contexts. Play it out!

Daniel Haaksman “Rename The Streets” (Video)

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Daniel Haaksman "Rename The Streets" (Video)